Law officers in London have apprehended a man that is suspected to be behind racially abusive tweets that are connected to Chelsea.
The English club revealed on Twitter that there has been progress on last year’s investigation after complaints.
According to the Sky report, the suspect is a 21-year-old male from Retford, Nottinghamshire.
"We welcome today's arrest which shows that hateful messages shared on social media do have consequences,” Chelsea said in a statement.
“We continue to work closely with the police to support their investigations on this important issue,” added the club.
We welcome today’s arrest which shows that hateful messages shared on social media do have consequences.— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 8, 2021
We continue to work closely with the police to support their investigations on this important issue. https://t.co/zTBdt6Ae5m
A local law officer from Metropolitan Police Central Football United, Inspector Matt Ashmead, added:
"This action proves that the internet is no safe refuge for trolls to target people with hateful, offensive or racist abuse.
"Online abuse is not victimless and we will look to identify those responsible and take action."
Meanwhile, Chelsea are expected at Barnsley on Thursday for FA Cup action.